Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)Jacob sees in his dream the angels ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. 28:12-15)
Life of Christ
After the Passion Ascension Christ's feet onlyWith angels and all or most Apostles (often including Mary)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → Original composition: One ladder, God not shown
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → Original composition: Christ half in clouds, the Apostles (often including Mary) flanking the mountain from which He ascended, at the outside two angels
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladderType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 4 Kings 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of EliasType for the Ascension of Christ (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheepType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of Elias (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheep (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladder (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Rhineland from Steinhaus monastery near Wuppertal
DATE
circa 1390
LOCATION
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique → 281-283 (cat. no. 2140), fol. 36v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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